American Idol finalist’s blog talks about the audition process and his life.

American Idol finalist’s blog talks about the audition process and his life.
A contestant on American Idol has a blog in which he discusses being on the show, fans of the show have discovered. The site that appears to belong to finalist Jim Verraros includes discussions of getting called back for auditions to get on the show and needing to find an alternate form of ID for his flight to L.A. because his license was taken when he was pulled over.
+ plus: 10 of Simon “Cowell’s more wicked quotes.”
+ and: like other reality TV shows, American Idol has a psychologist to help contestants deal; Simon thinks “it’s crazy.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.